, Angus Reid
Number of pages: 192
The Catholic Church in Canada experienced seismic shifts in the 20th century. Once a stronghold of national and provincial culture and life, the Church underwent a dramatic transformation, with decreased participation and a loss of social prominence.
However, according to Bibby and Reid, there’s evidence that we ought not despair. Rather, the Church is in a period of transformation, and there is hope. Drawing from a new cross-Canada survey of 3,000 Catholics, Bibby and Reid offer an insightful look into what lay Catholics believe and what draws women and men to the life of the Church.
Reginald Bibby, one of Canada’s leading experts on religious and social trends, holds the Board of Governors Research Chair in Sociology at the University of Lethbridge For more than three decades, he has been monitoring Canadian social trends via his well-known “Project Canada” national surveys of adults and teenagers.
Angus Reid is the chairman of the Angus Reid Institute, a non-partisan, not-for-profit research and public opinion polling organization He was inducted into the Marketing Hall of Legends in 2010.